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Deutschtown Music Festival Prepares for An Ambitious, Exciting Sixth Year

Artwork by Joe Mruk For Pittsburgh music fans, the month of July doesn’t just mean fireworks, grilling, and valiantly fighting the humidity with every trip outside. It means all that, and more: it means the Deutschtown Music Festival is almost [...]

June 30, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Dhruva Krishna Says B.Y.E to the City with Supergroup Benefit Show for Prevention Point Pittsburgh

Dhruva Krishna is about to move across the country. You might recognize him as the drummer for several local bands (including Eastend Mile, Manic Soul, and more recently, Nevada Color.) Or maybe you saw him around James Street back in [...]

May 2, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Buffalo Rose Blooms on Dazzling Full-Length Debut, “The Soil and the Seed”

Album artwork by James Bristol Band Photo by Handerson Gomes In typical Pittsburgh fashion, winter this year has extended into late March. A few fifty-degree days aside, the trees are still bare, the grass is still matted down and muddy [...]

March 28, 2018 Album Reviews, Concert Calendar, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows

Interview: Aris Paul Band Hits the Gas with New Roots-Rock Album, “Drive All Night”

While Starship Mantis rocked the Stage at Karma’s Grand Opening on the night of March 2nd, another accomplishment was being celebrated a few blocks down the street. Instead of elaborate costumes and funky sax solos, the musicians at Club Café [...]

March 6, 2018 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

The Stage at Karma Gets Official With Electric Grand Opening Weekend, March 2nd-3rd

Photo by Pat Bruener When James Street Gastropub and Speakeasy closed its doors last November, nearly everyone I talked to seemed to be lamenting its loss. It was a historic hub of local music, home to a wide variety of [...]

February 28, 2018 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Akrasia Offers Impressive Slacker Rock with New Album, “Perfect Is the Enemy”

Some artists take multiple years between their album releases, keeping their catalogue trim. And then there’s Akrasia. Their new record, Perfect Is the Enemy, which dropped on August 17th, is the 16th release from the band since their first incarnation [...]

August 28, 2017 Album Reviews, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases

Deutschtown Music Festival Grows, In Size and Heart, For Exciting Fifth Year

Poster by Joe Mruk Summer’s in full swing here in Pittsburgh, which means one of the biggest local music events of the year is almost upon us. Deutschtown Music Festival will be taking over its eponymous North Side neighborhood this [...]

July 11, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Upcoming Shows

Dress Loud, Play Louder: An Interview with Chase and the Barons

Dress Loud Play Louder An Interview with Chase and the Barons By Zach Nellis A few weeks ago, local indie/rock band Chase and the Barons put out their debut EP, Purpose a Toaster. They celebrated the release with a show [...]

June 20, 2017 Interviews, Local Artists

Great Good Fine Ok to Kick Off National Tour at Cattivo on 5/25: Interview with Vocalist Jon Sandler

If you’ve been following Sound Scene for a while, you know that we’re big fans of local electronic artist Emerson Jay. They haven’t played locally in a minute, but their next Pittsburgh gig is coming up soon: on Thursday, May [...]

May 24, 2017 Concert Calendar, Concert Preview, Feature, Interviews, Upcoming Shows

God Hates Unicorns: Interview

Exclusive interview with pseudo-industrial noise punk trio God Hates Unicorns. [...]

April 28, 2017 Feature, Interviews, Local Artists, Local Releases, Upcoming Shows